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Overview

Introduction to Norfolk, Massachusetts

Norfolk, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 12 miles SE of Framingham, Massachusetts and 21 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Boston metropolitan area.

Norfolk History

The area of Norfolk was initially a tract of land owned by King Philip. The first settlers arrived here in in 1793, but it started growing rapidly only after a local minister, Rev. David Avery, was forced to leave the neighboring town of Wrentham. Rev. Avery and his supporters moved to Norfolk, and many others followed soon. Norfolk was incorporated in 1870.

Norfolk and nearby Attractions

  • Massachusetts Correctional Institute Walpole
  • State Correctional Institute
  • Norfolk Grange Hall
  • Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Eagle Brook
  • Pine Grove Cemetery

Things To Do In Norfolk

Norfolk offers a wide range of entertainment and amusement facilities. You can spend a relaxing evening in this town by strolling along the riverside. Eagle Brook, Stony Brook, Miller Brook and the Mill River are some of nature's watery wonders in Norfolk that are perfect for fishing and sailing. The Kingfisher Pond is also an attractive destination for nature lovers.

Norfolk Transportation

Boston Logan International is the local major airport.

Norfolk Higher Education

Wellesley College offers higher education facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,639
Male Share of the Population60.3%
Female Share of the Population39.7%
Senior Citizens10.9%
Employed Population 16+4,792
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married50.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.2%
Median Earnings25+$61,761
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$7,768
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$155,221
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation11.3%

Housing

People Living Alone13.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,169
Median House Value$455,100

Ancestry

Irish25.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
Italian16.3%
English15.8%
German9.7%
French Except Basque5.8%
Scottish4.3%
Polish3.9%
Canadian3.1%
Portuguese2.4%
Swedish1.8%
Greek1.3%
Lithuanian1%
African1%
Cape Verdean1%
Russian0.9%
Arab0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Macedonian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belgian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Norfolk Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 12 miles SE of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City21 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County
Phone Area Codes
Time Zone
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.119
Longitude-71.325

Norfolk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWALPOLE 2
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches
StationBROCKTON
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance22.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Medfield6,575$137,598
Medway13,135$141,824
Millis8,110$105,259
Walpole6,209$105,145
Wrentham11,483$128,942

Norfolk Public Libraries

Norfolk Public Library
139 MAIN ST.
Norfolk, Massachusetts
(508) 528-3380

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Norfolk Public Schools

H Olive Day
232 Main St
(508) 541-5475
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
King Philip Middle School
18 King St
(508) 541-7324
Middle
Total Enrollment 877
Freeman-centennial
70 Boardman St
(508) 528-1266
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
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